New Mexico Tribal Planners Roundtable

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The New Mexico Tribal Roundtable encourages planning students to participate so that they have a better understanding of tribal planning.

The New Mexico Tribal Planner’s Roundtable is an assembly of practitioners and planners from many of the tribes in New Mexico who meet to discuss issues common to them.  Tribal planning is different from municipal and county planning, and tribal planners run into a unique set of challenges.

Purpose

defined February 9, 2011

  • Share best practices, especially for key issues
  • Serve as an information clearinghouse, sharing resources and encouraging discussions
  • Conduct policy assessment and make recommendations (possibly through ad hoc committees)
  • Encourage cross-cultural communication – ethnic, political, professional, etc.
  • Inspire – Help foster this field for new professionals, in part by providing support to higher education programs

 

Description

 

The New Mexico Tribal Planners’ Roundtable is an assembly of practitioners and planners from many of the tribes in New Mexico who meet to discuss common issues. Two tribal planners from the Pueblos of Laguna and Santo Domingo created the Roundtable in 2010. The roundtable was created so those tribal planners could discuss planning, community development, project management and solutions to unique problems and issues within Native American communities. We recognize and discuss ways in which tribal planning is different from municipal and county planning. The roundtable is used for networking and for identifying various resources available to tribal planners. During our quarterly meetings, we discuss “best practices” and projects that tribal planners are working on in their current planning roles. We encourage planning students to participate in the roundtable so that they have a better understanding of tribal planning.

History

Two planners from the Pueblos of Laguna and Santo Domingo created the Roundtable in 2010 as a forum to discuss planning and project management in tribal communities, including how planners address problems and issues within Native American communities.  In the Roundtable, planners share about the projects they are working on and discuss “best practices” and solutions to planning problems.  The Roundtable is also used for networking and for identifying resources that are available to tribal planners.

For more information about our quarterly meetings contact

Sharon Hausam, Ph.D.

Amanda Montoya, Co-Founder

Chesley Begay, iDPi Admin.

 

 

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